Pool on the Hill

20 september 2008

On top of Wazir Akbar Khan’s hill, overlooking Kabul, kids play in the Soviet built Olympic swimming pool. In winter time, the place is usually used for dog fighting. Since the war broke out just after its completion, water was never poured into the pool. The only way it really ever existed as a swimming pool is when rain falls on Kabul, filling up the deep corners of the massive concrete basin, allowing kids to jump in and swim.